Back in 2011 I posted some Teaching Notes on the Importance of the Virgin Birth, and I hope our readers found the post helpful. Today, as we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior this week, I would like to recommend a similar post by Bob Gonzales entitled What Child Is This? The … Continue reading "What Child Is This? The Virgin Birth" by Bob Gonzales
Introduction: If your family is like my family, you all enjoy giving and receiving presents at Christmas time. I really see no problem with celebrating Jesus' birth by enjoying giving to others as a way to emulate His love and to “remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed … Continue reading Luke 2:8-20 – Jesus Christ Is God’s Gift to Us (Teaching Outline)
In an article published last Friday, Matthew Everhard, Senior Pastor of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville, Florida, responded to a number of common objections to Christians celebrating Christmas. The article is entitled Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? A Response to Eight Common Arguments, and here are the eight objections to which Matthew responds: 1. The … Continue reading Answering Common Objections to Celebrating Christmas
Following are teaching notes from 2006 on the importance of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. I hope they will be helpful to the blog's readers as they prepare to celebrate Christmas this year. Scripture Reading: We will be reading lot of Scripture this morning, but we will begin with these two foundational texts: Matthew … Continue reading Teaching Notes on the Importance of the Virgin Birth
This was a question that John Piper sought to answer back in December of 2007, and I find myself in essential agreement with his point of view. So, for your own consideration, here is his response: I sympathize with those who want to be rigorously and distinctly Christian, who want to be disentangled from the … Continue reading Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
I saw this over at the RBS Tabletalk blog and thought I would share it with this blog's readers as well. It is called "The twelve Doctrines of Christmas."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6SBq5GYiWU Enjoy these thoughts from James White on the meaning of Christmas. In my opinion, Dr. White is one of the best apologists, exegetes, and theologians of our generation. I hope you are blessed by his teaching and are helped to remember what Christmas is really all about and how our culture is increasingly hostile … Continue reading James White – Christmas Thoughts From Matthew 1:21
This is the song "It's About the Cross" by the band Go Fish, which is set to images from The Passion, the Jesus Film, The Gospel of John, The Nativity Story, It's a Wonderful Life, and other films. I thought it captured pretty well the important Scriptural teaching that Jesus was born in order to … Continue reading What is Christmas about?